Frances Buontempo

  • Consultant/BCL

Frances Buontempo is currently editor of the ACCU’s Overload magazine and has written a book on Genetic Algorithms and Machine Learning and a book to help you (re)learn C++. She has worked as a programmer at various companies, mostly in London with a focus on finance. She enjoys testing and deleting code and tries to keep on learning.

Sessions

  • Chat your way out of a paper bag

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    Tooling/Utilities

    Periodically we are told machines in general and AI in particular can replace humans. Advances in large language models have stirred up the conversation and it's time to re-ask if AI can replace programmers. We'll have to step back and try to define a few terms, like "programmer" and "intelligence". We might not end up with clear answers, but we will have lots to think about.